MIKE’S LIFE: The wonders of technology | Feature Columns

I generally cease and marvel at the technology that surrounds us. And then I think, “Man, the foreseeable future is right here. And it is strange.”

I’m not speaking about sensible telephones or AI or things like that. I normally expect technological advances that are past comprehension right before they are all of a sudden just component of your lifestyle. I could have never ever envisioned acquiring the entirety of the world’s data available on a smaller box in my pocket when I was a kid, so when that arrived in my existence, I considered, “Wow! Did not see that coming. Neat!”

I’m chatting about the much more regime items in daily life that you under no circumstances even suspected would have essential to modify and come to be technologically state-of-the-art. Not only did I not see some of these coming, you have to also admit that some of them are, in truth, kinda strange. For instance, the other working day my wife was in Kansas City. And when there, she spoke to me as a result of our doorbell and then sent our robot to clear the flooring.

And no one particular can notify me that’s not a little strange. 

The very first section commenced when I was heading residence for function. My wife texted me that our Ring doorbell battery was having very low, and I must likely charge it. We opted for the kind with the battery rather than really hard wiring it to the residence, as that involves electrical power, and I did not want to black out an whole metropolis grid as I undoubtedly would have.

My spouse texted me that there was a smaller bag in a drawer with every little thing I would need to charge the battery. When I bought home, I gave a swift glance at the Ring to gauge how I would get the include off. It appeared there was a smaller screw at the bottom. I grabbed a smaller screwdriver and went to perform. Hmmmm. Almost nothing accomplishing.

It did not look to be obtaining in the groove. I angled my head down to get a closer appear. Which is when I heard her voice, all the way from KC.

“I can assistance you with that if you’d like.” I chuckle when I assume that she was stating this even though staring at an severe closeup of my forehead or eye.

Through the doorbell, she explained that the bag she informed me about had – in addition to the charging cable – the appropriate device to take away the scenario. Turns out, the proper software for the job kinda can help. In no time I experienced the circumstance off and the battery having all juiced up once more. As I went to return the bag to its spot, I glanced more than at Rosie the Roomba. I was the only a person residence, so I figured I might as perfectly have her do a sweep of the home. I then remembered that Rosie is managed by an app on my wife’s cellphone.

So I texted her, “Hey, can you run Rosie in the den?”

My wife then knowledgeable me that she would send Rosie to the hallway and rest room, then the eating home, then the kitchen and then the den. Evidently Rosie has a plan she prefers.

And then, just like weird magic, Roise fired up and commenced roaming the home, accomplishing her matter. All the while my wife was controlling her from midway throughout the nation.

I know new and interesting and magical know-how awaits us, and I know it will be wonderful to see. And I know that unusual technology awaits us, and it will also be wonderful to see, but in a different kinda weird astounding. Either way, it will be exciting to recognized what routine matter in our daily life has been supplied a odd tech up grade. I cannot hold out for my wife to display me how to use it the subsequent time she’s 10 states away.

Stacee R. Grigg

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